I posted this in another thread but it was about Vista. I thought a new thread would be better since it is a SATA drive issue with XP Pro that I am having.
First off let me start by saying these issues are only on my new build:
Case: Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS
MB: EVGA 780i
OS: XP pro
CPU: Quad Q6600
HDD: WD 500, SG 250
PSU: Ultra X3 1000 Watt
Memory: G.Skill 4GB ( 2x2) DDR@ 1000
Video: 8800GT Superclocked (X2 in SLI)
Sound: Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
Speakers: Logitech Z-4
TV Card: Hauppauge 1600
Monitor: Samsung 226BW 22 inch
Burners: Samsung SH-S203B (Sata) x2
After many tries I have narrowed it down to a SATA drive issue either with the sata controllers on the motherboard or within each program. The two programs I am having trouble with are DVDFab HD Decrypter and IMG Burn. DVDFab HD Decrypter won't even scan the disk I put into the drive and freezes my machine. Shrink will rip the DVD fine, but when IMG Burn opens, it hangs and freezes my machine on DVD -R's on writing the "lead-in" (thus ruining the disk). IMG will open and burn to +R OK, but gives me errors at the end about closing track and finalizing. I just hit re-try and then I get window saying "completed successfully", and this disk plays just fine.
I have tried switching internal sata ports as well as cables with no change.
Now also note at one point I removed both these Samsung sata drives out and put in 2 IDE drives, Lite-On and Optiarc, and everything runs and works perfectly with both DVDFab HD Decrypter and IMG Burn.
I am presently using my 2 Samsung sata drives running Shrink with no problem and using Nero (7 Essentials) as a burning program with no problems.
I figure if these programs ( Shrink and Nero ) can see and read and write from these sata drives, then in all probabilities it is an issue within DVDFab HD Decryter and IMG Burn specifically regarding these newer sata drives over the IDE type?